Medicinal & Culinary Herb Kit
Seed Kit Only (List of Seeds Below)
List Price: $58.00 + S&H
Medicinal & Culinary Herb Kit WITH
1 book (Homegrown Herbs)
Homegrown Herbs CompleteGuide to Growing, Using and Enjoying
More Than 100 Herbs by Tammi Hartung, MH 8x10
Paperback 239 pgs Tammi Hartung, MH is a medical herbalist,
certified organic grower, and consultant to the Natural Products
Industry. She is a lecturer and instructor and, with her husband Chris,
owns Desert Canyon Farm & Learning Center, located in Colorado. There
she grows more than 175 medicinal, rare, and native plants.
The back of the book, published by Storey Publishing, states: …Add
diversity and healing power to your garden with medicinal plants. Learn
to grow, harvest, and make inexpensive, potent home remedies for your
whole family. Discover how easy and economical it is to create your own
teas, tinctures, compresses, and more.
Regular $19.95 Special $16.00 With Seed Kit
Total Special Price: $74.00 + S&H
Medicinal & Culinary Herb Kit WITH
1 book (Herbal Antibiotics)
Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating
Drug-Resistant Bacteria by Stephen Harrod Buhner 5 1/2 x 8 Paperback 127
Stephen Buhner has written many books about plants and plant medicine.
He is a national lecturer on herbal medicine and adjunct faculty member
at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies.
The back of the book, published by Storey Publishing, states: The era
of the penicillin miracle is over. Through our indiscriminate use of
pharmaceutical antibiotics in hospitals and factory farms, humans have
created “Superbugs” – tenacious and virulent bacteria that
develop resistance to solitary antibiotic compounds at an alarming
Regular $12.95 Special $10.00 With Seed Kit
Special Price: $68.00 + S&H
Medicinal & Culinary Herb Kit WITH
1 book (Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal)
Gladstar’s Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy,
Health, and Vitality 7 ½ x 7 ½ Hardback 388 pgs Regular $24.95 Special
$20.00 With Seed Kit …Whether you want to cure a cold, soothe your
baby’s colic, moisturize your skin, or simply sleep well at night.
Gladstar has time tested natural therapies and effective herbal remedies
that will work for you.
From the book Jacket, published by Storey Publishing: Since 1972,
Rosemary Gladstar has been sharing her knowledge, experience, and love
of herbs as an educator, activist, and entrepreneur. She is founder and
president of United Plant Savers, co-founder
And director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Native Plant
Preserve, director of the International Herb Symposium, co-director of
the New England Women’s Herbal Conference, founder and former director
of The California School of Herbal Studies, and author of the
best-selling Herbal Healing for Women. Gladstar has also created her own
line of herbal blends for Frontier Herbs.
Regular $16.95 Special $14.00 With Seed Kit
Special Price: $72.00 + S&H
The Power Hour Medicinal and Culinary HERB
29 Different Mostly Organic (all but four packets which are open
pollinated) Seed Packets
Astragalus-Astragalus, Chinese (Huang-qi) seeds, organic: Huang
Qi, Yellow Leader Astragalus membranaceus King of Chinese tonic herbs,
increasingly popular for home use or market. It is particularly good to
use during recuperation from debilitating illness and for protecting the
body against side effects of chemotherapy. Organically Grown 50 seeds/pkt
Basil, Holy Rama Tulsi-Basil, Holy--Rama Tulsi seeds, organic: (Rama
tulsi) Ocimum sanctum
"Tulsi in all aspects and places is holier than holy. Where the breeze
blows through Tulsi plants, it makes the surrounding areas pure." Best
Holy Basil for temperate gardens. Green stemmed. Frost-hardy. Highly
aromatic plant of the Ayurvedic tradition. Adaptogenic, immune
enhancing, antifungal and antibacterial. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt
Basil, Sweet Lettuce Leaf-Basil-Sweet Lettuce Leaf seeds, organic:
Ocimum basilicum Prolific producer. Good market basil. Large, thick
leaves. Best for pesto. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Burdock-Burdock, Gobo seeds, organic: Burdock, Gobo Arctium lappa (Niu-bang)
Biennial native to temperate Europe and Asia . Extraordinary nutritive
and blood-cleansing properties, used in combination with dandelion as a
treatment for staph. Sow seed in spring directly in regular garden soil
and harvest for the nutritive and blood-cleansing root that first
year--like carrots. If digging is not your thing, take an old bale of
wet hay and knock together four 1 x 4s like an empty-bottomed flat to
fit right on top of the hay bale. Then fill this with garden soil and
plant your burdock seeds in there. They will germinate and send their
roots down into the hay. To harvest, remove the boards and pull apart
the hay to reveal perfectly formed and tender burdock roots. Organically
grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Calendula-Calendula, Mixed seeds, organic: Calendula officinalis
This heirloom strain produces a lovely combination of single and double,
yellow and orange flowers. It is a strong, diverse cultivar which we
have always used to make our medicines. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Chamomile, German-Chamomile, German seeds, organic: Matricaria
recutita This is the delightfully aromatic Chamomile of tea fame.
Perfect for gentle bedtime sedation or for treating stomachache. Plant
prefers full sun and regular garden soil. Sow on surface and press in
hard. Sow in early spring for flowers by early summer. Organically grown
Corriander/Cilantro-Coriander seeds, organic: (Cilantro)
Coriandrum sativum Harvest the shining, smooth leaves before the plant
flowers for use as Cilantro in cooking and in salsa. The herb and seeds
are stimulant, aromatic and carminative. Combine fresh green coriander
seeds with spilanthes buds and extract together in alcohol for a
mouthwash experience that surpasses everything with the possible
exception of a crisp ripe apple right off the tree. Organically grown
Dill-Dill seeds, organic: Anethum graveolens Crossover pickling
spice/carminative herb. Easy to sow directly in the garden in the early
spring. Organically grown 200 seeds/pkt
Echinacea Purp-Echinacea purpurea seeds, organic: Echinacea
purpurea Originally native to a wide band stretching from Michigan south
to Louisiana, then west to Texas and Oklahoma, but currently uncommon in
the wild. Widely cultivated. Our strain was derived from a rare wild
collection and has been successfully and profitably cultivated for years
here in the Williams Valley of Southern Oregon. It has not been
intentionally modified or hybridized in any way from the original
source, and therefore contains the rich spectrum of active chemicals
found in the original wild plant. Medical activity as per E.
angustifolia. On a plant-protection note, please consider that growing
and using E. purpurea also takes the strain off wild populations of E.
angustifolia. Cultivation: Sow seed in the early spring in flats
outdoors or in the greenhouse, and transplant seedlings out to the
garden or field in mid-spring (middle of May in our area). Starting
earlier, and transplanting twice into progressively bigger containers
will result in a much better rooted transplant, which will probably
flower in the first year. It is fairly easy to seed this plant directly
in the garden or field. Sow the seed shallowly in the early to
mid-spring. Keep moist. Once the plants are up, you must stay on top of
the weeds, and thin to 1 foot spacing after the second set of leaves has
formed. E. purpurea likes full sun, plenty of water, and rich, limey
soil. This is the species best suited to varied growing conditions,
whether coastal or mountain, east or west. It is easy to grow, and
produces on the average 1/2 pound of fresh root by the dormant period
following the second year of growth. Plant 1 foot apart. Flowers 3 to 4
feet tall. Organically grown 200 seeds/pkt.
Elencampane-Elecampane, Magnificent seeds, organic: Inula
magnifica Family: Asteraceae Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe.
Giant, coarse, aromatic leaves and multple upright stems bearing flowers
colored yellow with dark centers, up to 6 inches across. The roots of
"Magnificent" taste similar to what we call "Official" (that is, Inula
helenium), but "Magnificent" is less root productive and not
traditionally used. We've noticed the plants prefer partial shade and
moist soils. Light-dependent germinator. Easy. Sow in early spring.
Space plants 2 or 3 feet apart. Organically Grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Evening Primrose-Evening Primrose seeds, organic: Oenethera
biennis Family: Onagraceae Self-seeding biennial. Native to Europe and
North America. This herb is very drought tolerant, bravely producing
bloom after yellow, mucilaginous bloom in the evenings, despite
sun-baked conditions. The seed is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an
intermediate in the synthesis of prostaglandins. Some women report
alleviation of PMS by eating the plant and the seeds. The flowers
especially make a tasty addition to salads. Cultivation: Easy. Scatter
seed on surface of disturbed soil in fall or early spring, or start on
surface of flat and transplant. Seed requires exposure to light in order
to germinate. Plant 12 inches apart. Flowers to 3 to 4 feet. Organically
Grown 200 seeds/pkt
Flax, Brown-Flax, Brown seeds, organic: (Linseed) Linum
usitatissimum Family: Linaceae
Annual. Native to temperate Europe and Asia. Flax is pretty in the
garden, with the added advantage of yielding a valuable seed crop.
Homegrown organic linseed is very tasty as an addition to breads or
cereals, and since rancidity can be a problem, it is very nice to grow
your own to assure that it is entirely fresh. If taken alone, supplement
with plenty of water. Linseed is a swellable fiber loaded with oil and
mucilage which soothe the intestinal tract and stimulate peristalsis.
Cultivation: Easy to grow. Cultivate an area of good soil in the spring
and strew the seed on the surface, working in with your fingers. Pat
down soil surface and water. The plant grows best in a self-supporting
patch, not in a carefully defined row. The distinctive sprouts appear
quickly and tend to out-distance weeds, as they grow quite rapidly to 2
feet tall. One packet covers approximately 40 square feet. Organically
grown 300 seeds/pkt
Lemon Balm-Lemon Balm seeds, organic: Melissa officinalis Family:
Lamiacea Herbaceous perennial. Native to the Mediterranean, Russia,
Syria, Iran and Turkestan. This is a classic medicinal tea herb. Assists
in controlling high blood pressure, migraines, hysteria, melancholia,
goiter, hyperthyroidism and Grave’s disease. Cultivation: Extra care.
Light-dependent germinator. Sow outdoors in the fall or very early
spring or provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning. Germ. in 10-40 days.
Prefers full sun or shade; normal garden soil and minimal water. Plant
1.5 feet apart. Flowers yellow to 2 feet tall. Organically grown 100
Marjoram, Sweet seeds-Origanum majorana Open Pollinated 200 seeds/pkt.
Marshmallow-Marshmallow seeds, organic: Althaea officinalisA
premier healing agent, marshmallow root is nutritious, soothing to the
digestion, stimulating to the immune system and helps prevent and repair
ulcerations of the gastric mucosa and duodenum. Sow the seed in the
spring. It is easy to grow in regular garden soil in the full sun or
part shade. The plant prefers regular watering and makes a lot of
biomass, both above the ground and below. Every part of the plant,
including leaf, flower (and less useful, the stem) and especially the
fresh or dried root, is useful in herbal medicine and is truly
indespensable. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Mustard, Black (Brassica nigra) Family: Brassicaceae Annual or
over wintering annual, native to the Mediterranean . Black mustard is
the most pungent of all mustard species, and is used in the production
of specialty mustards. Black mustard oil is also an essential ingredient
in Indian cuisine. Mustard owes its pungency to the presence of
isothiocynates, the same compounds that give watercress, wasabi, and
horseradish their kick. Although the plant does not fix atmospheric
nitrogen, it does sequester nitrogen from the soil, which is then
returned back to the soil when the plants senesce. Black mustard is
allelopathic, effectively inhibiting growth of weeds when it is thickly
sown. The main use of mustard as a cover crop is in orchards, where it
is known to inhibit infestations of aphids and spider mites. In cold
regions where fall-sown mustard winter-kills, the plant remains make a
desirable mulch for growing spring vegetables. Mustard thrives in
regular garden soil and withstands heavy or clay soils. In warm winter
areas (above 20 ° F) Mustard may be sown from fall all the way through
to early spring. In cold winter areas, it may be sown as a quick cover
in the fall or as a spring crop. Sow 1/2 inch deep at the rate of 4 oz
per 1,000 square feet.
Motherwort Off-Motherwort, Official seeds, organic: Leonurus
cardiaca Family: Lamiaceae Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe and
Asia. Handsome, with leaves deeply toothed, and downy flowers occuring
in whorls on the square stem. The person who decided the plant should be
named “Leonurus” due to its resemblance to a Lion’s tail had a very good
imagination. Motherwort is a specific for tachycardia, that is run-away
heartbeat, palpitations and associated hysteria. It gladdens the heart.
Dark green dye plant. Cultivation: Easy. The seed germinates readily,
whether sown in the fall or early spring directly in the garden, or
started first in flats and transplanted. Transplant or thin to 1 foot
spacing. Flowers, usually in the first year, to a height of 4 to 6 feet.
Organically grown 200 seeds/pkt.
Nettles-Nettle, Stinging seeds, organic: Urtica dioica Family:
Urticaceae Herbaceous perennial. Native to temperate climates
world-wide. Official variety. In the early spring find Chickweed
overrunning the rich garden beds, Dandelion in the upland pastures, Dock
in the lower pastures, Watercress where the stream runs cold into a pool
and Nettles along the edge of the stream. Used together as spring
vegetables, salad or tea, the fresher the better, they cleanse and build
the blood. Nettles is especially rich in trace minerals, potassium and
the blood-like molecule known as chlorophyll. Wait until the little
Nettles are four inches high or so, and snip them off. They must be
lightly steamed to disarm their stinging hairs. Eat the Nettles, and
drink the water in which they were steamed. Cultivation: Extra care. Sow
in fall or very early spring for germ. in spring. To naturalize,
transplant seedlings 6 inches apart to an area of dappled shade near
running water. Grows to 4 feet. Organically Grown 400 seeds/pkt.
Oregano, Greek seeds, organic - (Origanum heracleoticum) Family:
Lamiaceae Herbaceous perennial. Native to Greece. A prized medicinal and
culinary Oregano cultivar, which makes an invariably spicy and aromatic
herb. Disinfectant, antioxidant, preservative, and antifungal. These
Mediterranean beauties grace any border or path, establishing in
colonies. They are both a culinary boon for rendering various dishes
succulent and a useful medicinal—antiseptic and carminative. Prefers
full sun, dryish soils. Light-dependent germinator. Press firmly into
surface of soil in early spring. Average germ time 1 to 2 weeks. Space
plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
300 seeds/pkt $2.85, Organic
Parsley-Parsley, Italian Flat Leaved seeds: (Petroselinum crispum)
Sow in spring or summer. Plant prefers full sun to part shade, and rich,
moist soils. 300 seeds per packet Certified Organically Grown
Pepper, Cayenne-Pepper, Cayenne seeds, organic: Capsicum
frutescens ~77,500 Scoville Heat Units
Long, thin, very dark red fruits. These are generally ground to powder
and used on food or for medicinal preparations to increase circulation,
stoke the digestive fire and to warm up cold extremities. This organic
seed has been absolutely reliable in germination and produces
prolifically fruited plants. If you can mature tomatoes in your garden,
you can mature Cayenne. See 'more info' under "Pepper Set" for general
cultivation for all the peppers. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Sage, Garden-Sage, Garden seeds, organic: Salvia officinalis
Woody perennial. This plant is simply a must for any traditional herb
garden. Visitors will run their hands over the soft, grey-green leaves
to release the essential oils. Sage makes an antibacterial mouthwash or
gargle for sore throat, indespensable spice. Average germ time 10 days.
Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Savory, Summer seeds- (Summer Savory) Satureja hortensis: Easily
grown garden annual produces large amounts of small leaves that when
dried and removed from the stem make what is probably the most
omnigastric spice known to herbalist. Strew seeds on fine seedbed or
propagation tray in spring and keep moist. Vigorous and evident
germinator within a week or two. Plants prefer full sun, rich soil and
regular watering to attain plumpest succulence. Organically grown 200
Stevia-Stevia seeds: (Yerba dulce, Sweet herb) Stevia rebaudiana
Open Pollinated 25 seeds/pkt.
Tarragon, Mexican -Tagates lucida (Psychoactive marigold): Plant
figures prominently in huichol art, an inspirational and vibrant yellow
flower that is used in smoking mixtures. The herb is a remedy of the
curanderos, who make a tea infusion for treating the common cold. As a
spice, the leaves are a harmless additive to eggs and other protein
dishes, rendering them savory, and the flavor is very much tarragon.
Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Thyme-Thyme, English Broadleaf seeds, organic: (Thymus vulgaris)
Native to the Mediterranean and especially Greece. Excellent as a spice,
this is the variety that is highest in the active essential oils. The
herb is not only tasty, but makes an excellent tea (dry it first) that
has strong antimicrobial and antitussive activity. The practice of using
Thyme in medicine has been largely subsumed by its use as a culinary,
but it is worthy of reintroduction into our materia medica. This
cultivar produces perfect mound-shaped plants that live up to 20 years.
Prefers full sun and dryish soils. Sow the seed in the spring, barely
under the soil surface, tamp in securely, and keep warm and moist until
germination, which usually takes a week or two. Easy from seed, and very
rewarding. Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Valerian Off-Valerian, Official seeds, organic: Valeriana
officinalis Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Wood Betony-Wood Betony seeds, organic: (Woundwort) Stachys
officinalis Organically grown 100 seeds/pkt.
Yarrow-Yarrow seeds Achillea millefolium Family: Asteraceae
Herbaceous perennial. Native to temperate zones worldwide. Spreads
joyfully. This is the hardy white-flowered species, wild harvested from
the Oregon Siskiyou Mountains. Vulnerary (antiseptic),
anti-inflammatory, hemostatic. Cultivation: Cultivation: Easy. Sow in
flat or direct seed. Germ. in about 8 days in warm soils. Space plants
18 inches apart. Grows vigorously in any kind of soil. Prefers full sun
and very little water. Open Pollinated 200 seeds/pkt.
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